Episode Martin St. Louis (226): SPECIAL GUEST Former NHLer ROB RAY!!! Nylander Signs. Tom Wilson Does Tom Wilson Things.


Former NHL player, and Stirling native, Rob Ray joins us and discusses the Sabres success this season, his NHL career and .  William Nylander negotiations go down to the wire, but Kyle Dubas was able to get it done. Tom Wilson avoids a suspension and Dale is livid.

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  • Banter – Martin St. Louis in 2 degrees of separation from Stirling
  • News – William Nylander signs for 6 years $6.9MM
  • Rob Ray – talks the Sabres success, life on the road, Rick Jeanneret and more.
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo and Colorado are hot. Montreal, New Jersey and Vancouver are not.
  • DOPS – Tom Wilson avoids suspension and Dale is pissed.
  • Rathole – Alexei Yashin’s hold out

Intro/Outro Music Artist: AC/DC Song: The Razor’s Edge

 

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Episode Dave Andreychuk (225):SPECIAL GUEST Author Howard Shapiro. McLellan out in Edmonton. Hitchcock in. Sabres are HOT!


We welcome Howard Shapiro back to the show to tell us about his latest book, Kate’s Really Good At Hockey and talk some Pittsburgh hockey. Todd McLellan gets fired as predicted and Mike is happy to see Hitchcock in. What the hell is going on with the Buffalo Sabres?

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  • Banter –
  • News – Todd McLellan Gets Fired and Hitchcock gets hired. What do we think this means for Edmonton?
  • HNIC goes retro and it’s fantastic
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo is smokin’ hot. Nashville and Winnipeg are pretty warm in the west. Pittsburgh and Vancouver are still cold.
  • DOPS – Roussel fined $5k for biting.
  • Rathole – Hall of Fame

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Chad Warrix Song: Hitch

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Episode Terry O’Reilly (224): 1/4 Season Predictions Review. Tom Wilson’s Suspension Reduction


We’re back after a week away and most teams are 20 games in. We review our pre-season predictions for accuracy. Tom Wilson’s suspension gets reduced to 14 games. Is it the correct decision? Will Quenneville coach the Oilers?

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  • Banter -Back from DC and meeting Tony Noce
  • Banana bread in Canada has whole new implication
  • Milestones – some big points totals and a goalie climbs the all time wins list
  • Hot and Not
  • DOPS – Lots to discuss. Tom Wilson’s suspension reduced
  • Pre-season predictions reviewed at the quarter point
  • Rathole – Matt Cullen

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Del Barber and the No Regretzkys Song: Clear the Track, Here Comes Shack

Episode Eddie Shack (223): SPECIAL GUEST Cassie Turner, Head Coach of Quinnipiac Women’s Hockey Team


Cassie Turner, Head Coach of the NCAA’s Quinnipiac Bobcats joins us to dicsuss the Bobcats, and her journey from Campbellford to the NCAA.  The DOPS get more work as Mark Borowiecki keeps up his antics.

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  • Banter -Mike’s in Washington DC, which is very cool
  • Interview with Cassie Turner
  • Milestones – lots of players hitting 1000 games
  • Who’s Hot /Not – Tampa Bay makes the hot list and LA stays on the not list.
  • DOPS – Borowiecki back in the bad books
  • Morgan Rielly is tearing it up
  • Connor McDavid is fast…ask Ryan Suter
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Nightime Adventure Society Song: Washington DC

Episode Daniel Sedin (222): SPECIAL GUEST John van der Woude of Hockey by Design Discusses NHL Third Jerseys


From the website Hockey By Design, John van der Woude joins us to discuss the different third jerseys released for this season. Borowiecki gets a 1 game suspension and the video from the DOPS has Dale in stitches. Plus a new Rathole, and all the latest news.

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  • Banter -Snow on the ground in Stirling. Dale’s not happy with the energy in the arena at the Belleville Senators’ games.
  • Feedback from Cody Trafford
  • Milestones
  • Who’s Hot /Not – Preds continue to be hot and the Kings are not. Who’s on a streak?
  • DOPS – Borowiecki gets one game for an elbow
  • John van der Woude from Hockey by Design – we discuss the third jerseys plus a few special editions
  • News -Nate Schmidt contract
  • Carolina rolling, Matthews hurt, Avalanche rolling with Rantanen, MacKinnon and Landeskog banking points.
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Mystery Pills Song: By Design

 

Episode Borje Salming (221): Predators are hottest team in the league. Matheson gets 2 games.


Predators and Leafs remain atop the conferences early but are the Leafs starting to cool off? The final winner of the The Store Next Door contests is announced.  Did the Department of Player Safety get it right on Mike Matheson?

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  • Banter -Mike returns from 25th reunion at Queen’s. Hey to King Lew, Greg, Kenny D, Hugh, Rupak, RobLee and J Gheils Band.
  • Mike was in Jacksonville, now headed to Calgary
  • The Store Next Door Winner!
  • Milestones
  • Who’s Hot /Not – Preds and Leafs leading the way while Detroit and Arizona have struggled out of the gate
  • DOPS – Matheson’s 2 games – we weigh in
  • News -Charles Wang dies at 74
  • Kariya jersery retirement,
  • Laviolette wears a bull head mask for interview
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist:    The Lost Patrol             Song:   Homecoming

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Episode Sebastian Aho (220): SPECIAL GUEST Ken Reid – Sportsnet host, and Author of Hockey Card Stories 2.


Ken Reid, Co-Host of Sportsnet Central and author of Hockey Card Stories 2, joins us and gets nostalgic about hockey cards. We even get a cameo appearance from Evanka Ozmak The Leafs are rolling. Another contest winner to announce and still another prize from The Store Next Door to be won.

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  • Banter – Autumn is here. No NHL games on a Friday night?
  • Feedback – lots of people had feedback this week!
  • The Store Next Door contest – honourable mentions and a new winner!
  • This week’s question – Name the American hockey stick manufacturer owned by two brothers who played for Team USA in the 1960 Olympics and whose son played for Team USA in the 1980 Olympics and played 1000 games in the NHL.
  • Who is hot and not in the first week
  • Auston Watson suspension reduced
  • Jersey retirements
  • Ken Reid
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Song: 50 Mission Cap

This Week’s Store Next Door Prize – this amazing coat rack!

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Here’s the amazing interview with Peter Mahovlich…”on behalf of the Montreal Canadiens, I have to apologize”

From the Rathole – here are Dave Simpson’s stats:

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